Mental health and Mindfulness: Professionals and the Populations they serve - fully funded PhD Scholarship
University College Dublin (UCD). UCD College of Social Sciences and Law, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. Dublin, Ireland
About the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Scholarship
The UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice aims to provide one student with outstanding potential and a strong desire to undertake a full-time PhD programme the opportunity to work within the area of mental health with the support of an excellent supervisor. This scholarship provides full tuition fees and a stipend over the course of the UCD four-year structured PhD programme and will be based at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. University College Dublin is Ireland’s global university which is a world-leading centre for education and research in the social sciences and related disciplines. This PhD scholarship aims to provide one student who is passionate about research, has very strong analytical skills and is able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance the opportunity to work within an exciting multidisciplinary research field. We invite applications for the PhD programme, starting September 2023. On completion of the PhD, the successful candidate will earn a PhD in Social Work from University College Dublin, under the supervision of Dr. Alan Maddock.
Am I eligible?
Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
· Applications are accepted from candidates from Ireland, the EU and worldwide.
· An academic background in Social Sciences or cognate disciplines.
· Candidates should have achieved a minimum 2.1 honours or international equivalent in a Masters degree cognate to the proposed thesis topic.
· A PhD research proposal that examines Mental health and Mindfulness: Professionals and the Populations they serve.
· UCD is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Learn more: www.ucd.ie/equality
How to apply
The PhD has a commencement date in September 2023. The application must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 31, 2023, 23:59 Irish Time.
Please find the details on the application process here: https://www.ucd.ie/socialpolicyworkjustice/study/scholarshipsandawards/
Find out more
For more information about the structure of the PhD programme in Social Work please consult the School website: www.ucd.ie/socialpolicyworkjustice/study/graduateprogrammes/phdsocialpolicysocialworkandsocialjustice
About the School
The School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice is part of the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law and operates a Structured PhD programme. This programme has proven to be highly successful and enables our PhD candidates to gain the best possible experience of graduate research and training.
About the lead investigator
Dr. Alan Maddock is an Assistant Professor/Ad Astra Fellow at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. Alan is a professionally qualified social worker who worked for a number of years as a mental health social worker with persons experiencing homelessness, and subsequently as youth mental health social worker in a primary care setting. Alan has a PhD in Psychology from Trinity College, Dublin. His research expertise spans the topics of Mental health and Mindfulness: Professionals and the Populations they serve based on research undertaken in Cambodia, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. His latest publications can be found here: Alan Maddock Publications | University College Dublin (ucd.ie)